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Excluding files/folders during mirrors? (5 posts)

  • Started 7 years ago by guest
  • Latest reply 7 years ago from guest
  • guest Registered Member

    Would you consider the ability in future versions of Fetch to exclude certain files or folders during mirroring operations?

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    Thanks for the suggestion.

    Could you please give us an example or two of what sort of files and folders you'd like to exclude from mirror operations?

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • guest Registered Member

    Thanks for responding.
    I maintain a website for my architecture business with 100ages and 200mages. I like to mirror everything that pertains to the website in a pure, disciplined way, but I also have a couple of folders on the remote server that I use for backup and personal use. The folders (directories) in my case that I would like to exclude are named "backup", "guitars", "misc", and "logs". Every now and then, I just dump something in these folders so people can access them, or as insurance against local data loss.
    Conceptually, this serves as a middle ground between the upload and mirror functions.

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Phillip,

    Thanks for the examples.

    While there is no way to do this currently, you could use an AppleScript or Fetch 5.1's Automator support to write a script/workflow that mirrored the entire folder, and then automatically deleted the undesired folders from the server after they've been uploaded. (Yes, it would be best to not spend the time uploading them at all, but having an automatic way to remove them would be better than doing it manually.)

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • guest Registered Member

    Thanks for the response.

    I was thinking more along the lines of placing folders and files on the remote server that do not appear in the local web page folder. I can accomplish this easily in Fetch by updating rather than mirroring (delete strays).

    Posted 7 years ago #

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